Course

Arabic language course

From the very first group lesson, an experienced teacher will help to you build on your vocabulary and understand how the language works. You’ll use traditional learning methods as well as online learning tools, such as wikis, Quizlet, blogs and social media. The course not only focuses on speaking and listening skills. Additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher is a native speaker, and the group lesson will be conducted in Arabic as much as possible. Instructions will only be given in Dutch or English if it’s absolutely necessary. 

After completing the third module, you will be able to communicate well in Arabic in various situations.

 

 

Arabic courses

For available times for the courses below, please see the course dates and the registration form. The registration form shows the currently available groups.

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Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • For Arabic 1, A1
  • For Arabic 2, A2minus
  • For Arabic 3, A2plus

Arabic 1 (AR-1)

Arabic 1 is for people with no prior knowledge of Arabic. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • greet people as well as introduce yourself and others;
  • ask for and provide personal details;
  • learn to read and write in Arabic;
  • talk about your family;
  • place an order in a restaurant or a cafe;
  • talk about daily activities;
  • indicate colours, forms and sizes;
  • inquire about travel and transport.

Coursematerial: Gateway to Arabic 2 by Dr. Imran Hamza Alawiye ISBN: 9780954083304

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in February 2019.

Certificate A1: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Arabic 2 (AR-2)

Arabic 2 is for people with basic knowledge of Arabic and for people who have completed Course 1. An intake is necessary when you have not followed course 1. In this Course, you will increase your vocabulary and broaden your understanding of Arabic grammar. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • conduct simple discussions in the past and present about daily activities such as work, study, pastime, shopping, travel and health;
  • talk about a city;
  • ask for and give directions;
  • inquire about travel, transportation, itinerary or prices;
  • indicate time, date, days and months of the year;
  • rent a room or an apartment.

Course materials:

  • Mastering Arabic 2 with 2 CDs ISBN: 9780781812542

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in February 2019.

Certificate A2minus: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Arabic 3 (AR-3)

Arabic 3 is for people who have completed at least two Arabic courses and who are able to express themselves in most common, everyday situations.An intake is necessary when you have not followed course 2. Once you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • describe places and situations;
  • talk about the weather;
  • talk about events and projects in the future;
  • ask for advice;
  • describe your tastes and preferences;
  • point out colours, shapes and sizes;
  • discuss clothing, art, various media and other objects.

Course material:

  • Mastering Arabic 2 with 2 CDs  ISBN: 9780781812542

Date:  The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in February 2019. Registration opens second half of November.

Certificate A2plus: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Registration and intake

You can register for Module 1 of this course by using our registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation.

No intake is needed. Just register for the beginner’s course if you have no knowledge of the language yet or would like to start from the beginning.  You can register for a second course if you have prior knowledge and believe the higher level better suits your need. During the first lesson the teacher reserves the right to advise a lower or higher level if better suited given your current knowledge level.

Costs per course

  • UM students: € 295
  • UM staff and alumni: € 360
  • All other participants: € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After completing each Arabic course module, you will receive a certificate and three ECTS credits. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. To obtain these credits included on your degree certificate, you must submit a request to your Board of Examiners. Whether these credits are granted depends on your faculty.